TACLOBAN CITY – The municipal inter-agency task force (MIATF) in Mondragon, Northern Samar had requested the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force to place six of its villages under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) from November 2 until November 15.
The request, signed by Mayor Mario Madera as head of the council, is due to the spike of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in their town.
The MIATF agreed to declare the six barangays that have active cases to be placed under MECQ, thereby imposing stricter protocols on the movement of persons within the respective barangays,” the resolution said.
The municipality has recorded 53 COVID-19 cases of which 40 are still active cases while 13 are already classified as recovered.
Villages to be placed under 14-day MECQ are Bugko, Chitongco, Eco, Imelda, Makiwalo, and Nenita.
“This will help ensure that prevention of the spread of the virus and the delivery of essential health care services to the affected residents,” Mayor Madera said, citing the reason why these barangays are to be placed under MECQ.
“This will also allow the local government unit to better manage and implement its COVID-19 response and mitigation mechanisms, “he added.
Based on the data of the LGU, in Bugko village, 17 residents are confirmed infected by the disease where they have 104 identified close contacts and 12 secondary contacts.
Chitongco has five confirmed cases, Eco has four, Makiwalo has seven, while Imelda and Nenita both have two confirmed cases. (ROEL T. AMAZONA)